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  1. Hahahahahaha good luck with that! That dude with small man syndrome won’t ever relinquish the only power he’s got in his life! STAY AWAY
    10 points
  2. Alberta Forest Service, or whatever they are calling themselves this week. Day basing. Averaged Mins. Non Precision Approaches. Dunker training. Non Revenue repositioning flights. Paper maps. My old Gentex SPH-5 helmet. Black flies chewing me under the ear cups of my SPH-5 helmet. Anything that contains Deet. Warm Kool Aid, because the overhead crew took all the cold soft drinks. Trying to get some sleep at 3:00 am when the sun is still shining, heating up the tent like a sauna. Still too much to list!
    9 points
  3. Medical! I am not submitting to a government mandated test to satisfy some ridiculous fake news about Pilot fitness. My body, my choice!😂
    8 points
  4. People who blindly trust government, the biggest killers of people throughout history. Also, tipping up fuel drums, bed bugs, cross country commutes, passive aggressive co-workers, unsupportive management, searching for and running for gates at terminals between flights, -49*C, being given the biggest piece of junk machine in the fleet and then getting crap when it breaks down, there's got to be more!
    8 points
  5. I could use your help, there are parts of my back I can’t reach from sleeping in all the four star accommodations that tents in northern Canada have to offer. I will give you one piece of advice. Get a few more hours and time moving sticks rather that swinging hammers before you get comfortable on that high horse. All the experienced guys on here are not pissing on me for finding a nice gig down here, that could end at any moment like everything else is this industry, because they know that sometimes you smell ####, and other times you smell roses. I’m just a good part of the garden at t
    6 points
  6. The Caribbean has many unique challenges, most are unrelated to actual flying. Like the saying goes, The grass is always greener. I would love to Share some of the experience I’ve gained (and still learning) to help out junior pilots. I’m grateful to the mentors who helped me over the years and would like to extend the same to save someone else the trouble of having to figure it out alone. This forum can be an invaluable resource for those willing to participate.
    5 points
  7. It is sad but true, the site can only be as good or as bad as its members. I used to come here way back and post questions and offer my view on things such as it was but for many years stayed away because i found it so caustic. It only takes a few commenters and comments for things to descend to name calling and mud slinging. No big surprise when you consider the people who you deal with in the work place from day to day. It is the aggressive and unkind who unfortunately seem to excel in this industry (and all others) and it is those same kind of people who destroy any sense of community
    5 points
  8. I guess there is a reason all the guys that I really respect say they don't visit this site as it's full of opinionated blowhards. I know I'm fairly new to aviation but i can honestly say they only thing I've seen is the same bad attitudes (mostly directed at fellow pilots) I thought I'd come here for some advise but to be fair all I've seen is Egomaniacs arguing..... I'll stick to getting advise from the guys that told me to avoid this place. Enjoy patting yourselves on the back from the Caribbean. I am out!
    5 points
  9. The camaraderie of fellow aircrew. The sound of a Bell Medium on a cold winter day Heli-skiing. The gentle kiss of the landing gear on a steel deck when the A/C settles without any collective input. Taking off, fully loaded, on a 40'+ day and finessing everything just right, so as to not drag the skids once. Night Rig Landings. The smell and looks of a well used cockpit. The awe and wide eyed amazement of a first time passenger. Many others too long to list.
    5 points
  10. I don't miss the being away from home for 42 days.
    4 points
  11. Is this what you do? You make a mistake and redirect rather than admitting you were wrong? I believe it’s spelled “I’m sorry for my inappropriate behaviour “. you can just copy and paste that if you like.
    4 points
  12. Anal! Oh wait I read the headline wrong.
    4 points
  13. Doesn’t that just say it all. They might as well just come out and say it. “We know we’re terrible to our employees so we hired a guy to pretend to manage the show”. I suspect there’s still lots of rust under the “new” paint job.
    4 points
  14. It doesn’t say under new ownership. It’s always under new management.
    4 points
  15. Worked alongside the Columbia ones in the States on fires. They always showed up in pairs. They have to, one is always u/s.
    4 points
  16. If you look closely you will find a bunch of us are teasing each other about cushy jobs that we wish we had.... it is not mud slinging. But you will see and find out I have had enough of the unvaccinated bullying on this web site. I am personally vaccinated and having some try and scare the crap out of me with fake news is not what I want to see on here. I have over 5000 hours on a 150' longline. And like others have said here I look out for the low timers like I was looked out for from the high time guys back when I was trying to scare the crap out of myself and not knowing it.
    3 points
  17. I have to say if I were in the Caribbean the last thing I would be doing is wasting my time on this place. I really hope this isn't what I strive for in my career.
    3 points
  18. I’m scrolling on the phone on a long weekend loving life. Have a good one dude.
    3 points
  19. Hey @Saifan Pilot, you have been kind and helpful about many facets of aviation. Haters like @YouRGarbage can suck it. Thanks for sharing and happy May24!
    3 points
  20. WHO CARES ABOUT HOW MANY PEOPLE GOT LICENSES! All that matters now is that there are more jobs than pilots! Don’t you have anything better to do with your life on a Saturday of a long weekend than look up statistics Poindexter! Can someone say L0SER!!!!!
    3 points
  21. Anything that I would miss died 10+ years ago
    3 points
  22. Cirro is garbage.
    3 points
  23. Having a well paying job. Working for a living sucks no matter what you do. If I ran away to another career for similar or better pay, I would miss nothing. I find the working conditions fair. I never wanted to sit at a desk and I ain't working the mines. Farming is way too much work also. I could switch careers but then you're back to working again.
    3 points
  24. well, pretty much all of it except the flying and the aircraft itself. This could be a great industry!
    3 points
  25. I’ve worked for my share of Canadian companies I’d never consider again lol. It’s all what you want, but Canada isn’t even ranking third world anymore, more like fifth or sixth for the heli game. The real work is outside these borders for now unfortunately, which the company in question definitely had the balls to pursue.
    3 points
  26. What has really changed here? This was always possible. We had the Mi26 working in Canada 15years ago, and nothing really changed after it left. The CH-47 has approval to do one job/project, with set dates it can be in Canada.
    3 points
  27. Ornge discloses actual pilot pay on their website for any pilot making more than 100k. I'm surprised none of the detectives or industry experts on this forum have dug that up yet.
    3 points
  28. Engineers should absolutely be negotiating based on flat rate or proper hourly rate for hours worked in the hangar. We should not be paid less through the off seasons just because the companies are not generating revenue. We are still using our same skills and more than likely taking on more responsibility with teaching apprentices, completing large repairs, replacing major components, completing large inspections. The flight pay system is not an accurate compensation method for engineers, pretty much everywhere else in the world doesn’t use this system and it’s time for Canada to catch up.
    3 points
  29. To start with.... doing anything in the Caribbean is a far better idea than being in northern (pick a province) watching Netflix. My vote would be in the Caribbean on this site. I personally am jealous..... most likely the others complaining about ROTOR being there are jealous as well. Yeah yeah we know Iceman.... your there too. Buggers. Lol
    2 points
  30. I miss when your camp room was well equipped... LOL
    2 points
  31. That’s unlikely. They age N registered ex military aircraft all around the world.
    2 points
  32. I think it was leaving on a truck. Maybe the FAA thought an ex military aircraft shouldn’t be outside the USA…
    2 points
  33. and for that reason, I have deleted the offending posts.... behave, people.. 😡
    2 points
  34. Does anyone know the deal?
    2 points
  35. I suppose my sugar coating could use a overhaul. 😂
    2 points
  36. Please tell us how you really feel lol
    2 points
  37. Yeah… anybody else lift a whole pipeline?
    2 points
  38. I hope this doesn’t expand into general ex mil aircraft use for utility work. Australia has a UH1/Garlick fly to bits nearly every year, Canada has about 4 x the mediums as Australia so that would extrapolate to a significant increase in events. Operators with commercial variants would also struggle to compete against a cheaper ex mil machine when pax weren’t required. Significant industry disruptor if that was allowed. I hope it doesn’t happen, but if it does there’s a few cheap blackhawks on the market down south!
    2 points
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